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Taiwan officer on Dongsha Island tests positive for COVID

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A female Navy officer tested positive for COVID-19 after arriving on the remote Taiwanese-held South China Sea island of Dongsha, reports said Tuesday (May 10). After a...

Taiwan reports ADIZ intrusions by 2 Chinese Su-30 jets

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Two Russian-made Sukhoi Su-30 Flanker jets from China’s People’s Liberation Army Air Force (PLAAF) entered Taiwan’s air defense identification zone (ADIZ...

Taiwan spots 7 Chinese military aircraft inside its ADIZ

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Six fighter jets and one electronic warfare plane from China’s People’s Liberation Army Air Force (PLAAF) entered Taiwan’s air defense identification zon...

Tsai visits Taiwan coast guard base ahead of Lunar New Year

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) thanked the coast guard for their service to the nation ahead of the Lunar New Year while visiting a base in Chiayi County on Saturday (Jan. 2...

Military expert says US troops in Taiwan part of Washington's salami-slicing strategy

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan history and defense expert Bill Sharp believes the increase in U.S. military personnel in Taiwan over the past year is part of Washington’s “salami-slic...

Taiwan says China not planning to attack Dongsha Island

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — China will not try to take control of Dongsha Island during President Tsai Ing-wen’s (蔡英文) period in office, Taiwan’s intelligence chief said Thursday (Nov. 4)...

Taiwan, US limited to diplomacy if China takes Dongsha Island

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A report published by the Center for a New American Security (CNAS) found that Taiwan and the U.S. have limited options when it comes to responding to a Chinese takeover o...

Taiwan Coast Guard, Marines conduct drill in Dongsha Islands

TAIPEI (Taiwan News)— Coast Guard Administration (CGA) personnel and Marines stationed on Taiwan’s Dongsha Island (東沙群島, Pratas Island) on Sunday (Sept. 5) conducted a military drill invol...

Taiwan Coast Guard to replace aging radars

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — In order to strengthen its maritime reconnaissance and surveillance capabilities, the Coast Guard Administration (CGA) will carry out radar system replacement in eastern a...

Taiwan builds wastewater treatment plant on disputed South China Sea island

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A wastewater treatment plant Kaohsiung is building on the disputed South China Sea island of Dongsha will be completed next month, reports said Friday (May 14). The isl...

Taiwan deploys 292 Kestrel anti-armor rockets to South China Sea islands

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan has deployed a total of 292 Kestrel anti-armor rockets to its Dongsha (東沙群島, Pratas Islands) and Taiping islands (太平島, Itu Aba) in the South China Sea in response t...

Taiwan begins renovation of Dongsha Island runway

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — In order to strengthen the defense of Taiwan’s Dongsha Islands (東沙群島, Pratas Islands), Taiwan has begun the reconstruction of the Dongsha Airport runway, which is sc...

Taiwan to build up defenses after Chinese drones spotted over Dongsha Island

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Coast Guard Administration (CGA) said Thursday (April 1) it would strengthen defenses around the disputed South China Sea islands after Chinese drones were spotted nea...

Taiwan's Coast Guard to hold artillery drills March 2, 9

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Taiwan Coast Guard Administration (CGA) announced on Monday (March 1) that it would hold a live-fire artillery drill that day and again on March 9, simulating various ...

US must be 'crystal clear' it will not allow China to invade Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Senator Tom Cotton on Thursday (Feb. 18) said it is time for the U.S. to make it "crystal clear" that it will not permit China to invade Taiwan. While deliver...